24/08/2020

“This Town Of Ours” – Out Next Week

“This Town Of Ours” by Extraordinary Bodies Young Artists Since the beginning of lockdown, our young artists have been creating new digital work around their show “Till We Win”. They have been working…
10/07/2020
7 extraordinary artists stand in a line; left to right: a white man in a wheelchair holding a guitar, a white woman with long brown hair, a tall black man in a bright pink top, a white woman with a short bob and a walking stick, a white man in a wheelchair, a man with hair tied up holding crutches, a black woman in bold blue dress laughing.

Vital Emergency Fund To Support Our Dorset Theatre Freelance Workforce

This week, our Dorset-based company received a £121,310 vital emergency fund from Arts Council England. We will use this money to make good the heavy losses we have faced…
12/06/2020

Freelance Task Force: Our Freelance Artist

Diverse City is proud to be one of the signatories of the Freelance Task Force open letter to theatre and performance makers in the UK today. We are committed…
18/03/2020
GIF of a person playing guitar and copy on top reading "Creative Isolation".

Diverse City’s Covid-19 Statement

Following Government advice, here is Diverse City’s Covid-19 statement. We have temporarily postponed projects and productions involving direct contact. Here is our plan of action: Right now, we are:…
05/03/2020
White logo on a purple background reading: "Women Leaders South West".

Putting Women On The Agenda

Over the last few years, it has been easy to feel positive about the progress being made by fourth-wave feminism. Unifying movements such as #MeToo, #YesAllWomen, #NiUnaMenos have risen…
20/02/2020
White logo on a purple background reading: "Women Leaders South West".

Women Leaders South West Call Out

Covid-19 statement: Women Leaders South West is monitoring the situation regarding the national and international spread of Coronavirus and the impact this will have on the 9 partner organisations…
24/01/2020
A woman with long blonde hair and a young learning disabled man with short brown hair standing, with one hand against the other's.

Creative Support Worker Vacancy (Maternity Cover)

Diverse City are hiring a Creative Support Worker to help facilitate our Extraordinary Bodies Young Artists (EBYA) programme. The job description is summed up below and full details are in…
16/01/2020

Diverse City 2020 Announcements

Thank you for twirling into the big, new decade with Diverse City. There’s a change coming, be a part of it. Take a look at some 2020 announcements which…
16/12/2019

Diverse City 2019 Highlights

What do you mean it’s the end of the year already? It has been another busy one for us at Diverse City and we want to celebrate some highlights…
28/11/2019
Black and white infographic that reads: "Culture Declares Climate Ecological Emergency" with a drawing of a bird.

Diverse City Declares Climate Emergency

Last month, Watershed, Bristol Old Vic and Colston Hall declared climate emergency. Diverse City joined the movement earlier this year too by joining Culture Declares Emergency. This month, we created a Diverse City…
14/11/2019

S/Hero Stories: Parents Who Work for Diverse City

On November 8, our Comms Manager Caro attended PiPA‘s event at Vincent Dance Theatre in Brighton. The event focused on identifying resources and strategies to increase access to work…
25/10/2019
Portrait of a young woman of colour with dark hair tied back, brown eyes and a silver necklace. She smiles at the camera.

Diverse City Celebrates Black History Month

According to our good old friend Wikipedia, Black History Month is “an annual observance originating in the United States”. It “began as a way of remembering important people and…
14/10/2019
Extraordinary Bodies Young Artists perform Till We Win at Lighthouse Poole - close up of Josh Ward, Natalya Howard and Rachel Orum performing centre stage.

EBYA Take Over The BIC in Bournemouth

Our youth company Extraordinary Bodies Young Artists are bringing their brand new production ‘Til We Win to The BIC on Tuesday October 15! The youth company are performing as…
05/10/2019
Extraordinary Bodies Young Artist Beth is suspended in the air on a harness, with a man laying on the floor as a counterweight. She is holding herself up, parallel to the floor. Her wheelchair is in the background of the studio.

New Toolkit to Unlock Accessible Circus

We are proud to announce the launch of Circus for Everybody – A Trainer’s Toolkit! This new guide, created in partnership with Extraordinary Bodies, Circomedia, Cirque Bijou, Graeae and…
Five women stand one behind another with their arms raised up. In the foreground, a woman with short bleached blonde hair and a golden sequin skirt look over her shoulder with a cheeky smile.

Mid Life Work In Progress Performances Keep On Wowing Audiences

[sp_wpcarousel id=”2745″] We are still buzzing from not the one but the two Mid Life work in progress performances we delivered this month! Following a successful Ferment Fortnight show…
03/09/2019
A young man of colour and a young woman of colour sit a table. In the background, a screen with a Diverse City logo

Board Diversification: We Are Challenging the Status Quo

75% of Dorset trustees are male, white and over 50 years Current boards are not representative of the population. Diverse City is delivering training as part ofThe Arts Development…
18/07/2019
A young woman wearing glasses and a black t-shirt with a white Diverse City logo on it in the foreground. Her arms spread to her side, eyes closed. Behind her, several other performers making the same move.

Diverse City’s Inclusive Youth Theatre Training: One Year On From Ramps On The Moon

It is already one year ago that Diverse City worked with the amazing Ramps on the Moon to share our learning in inclusive Youth Theatre Training with major theatres…
23/04/2019
Doing Things Differently at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery. A diverse group of about 100 people are in a large circle in the grand entrance room to Bristol Museum. In the centre of the circle, a black man and black woman are leading the group through a movement exercise.

BAME Producer Call Out

Over the next few months Diverse City would love to meet up with Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) theatre producers with passion, creativity and drive, to produce work…
01/04/2019
Extraordinary Bodies artists in the rehearsal room, moving around the room, artists are stood in a circle, laughing. Illustration used for Communications Manager role.

Work with us: Communications Manager

Diverse City is looking for a tech-savvy Communications Manager, who combines a love of digital, data and analytics with the creativity and imagination to lead an exciting Communications strategy….
14/03/2019
A group of young people clasp hands together - the camera is looking up between their hands to the ceiling - smiling faces are peeking between arms and hands.

Will you support our 2019 Crowdfunder?

Extraordinary Bodies Young Artists are the face of Diverse City’s Crowdfunder this year. We are aiming to raise £4,000 to create unique opportunities for young people in Dorset to…